Sing For Your Supper

Count Basie & His Orchestra, Dickie Wells, Ed Lewis, Cher, Shad Collins, Helen Humes

About Sing For Your Supper

"Sing for Your Supper" is an American popular song by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Lorenz Hart. The song debuted in their 1938 Broadway musical The Boys from Syracuse where it was done as a trio, with Muriel Angelus, Marcy Westcott, and Wynn Murray performing an arrangement specially created for the production by Hugh Martin. The lyrics describe a singer performing to earn her meals: "Sing for your supper, /And you'll get breakfast./Songbirds always eat/If their song is sweet to hear. " The song has been recorded by Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (vcl. by Martha Tilton 1938), Rudy Vallée, Count Basie, Mel Tormé, Helen Humes, the Mamas & the Papas, and Cher. Author Ethan Mordden used the title for his book Sing for Your Supper: the Broadway Musical in the 1930s. 


Year:
1994
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Sing for your supper
And you'll get breakfast
Songbirds always eat
If their song is sweet to hear

I say now sing for you lunch
And you'll get dinner
Dine with wine of choice
If romance is in your voice

[Bridge]
I heard from a wise canary
Trillin' makes a fellow willin'
So little swallow, swallow now
Now is the time to

[Chorus]
Sing for your supper
And you'll get breakfast
Songbirds are not dumb
They never buy a crumb of bread
It's said
So sing and you'll be fed

[Bridge]

[Chorus]

One more time
I said sing and you'll be fed
Oh yeah
I said sing and you'll be fed

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Cher

Cher ( /ˈʃɛər/; born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) is an American singer and actress. A major figure for over five decades in popular culture, she is often referred to as the Goddess of Pop for having first brought the sense of female autonomy and self-actualization into the entertainment industry. She is known for her distinctive contralto and for having worked in various areas of entertainment, as well as for continuously reinventing both her music and image, the latter of which has caused controversy. more »

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Written by: LORENZ HART, RICHARD RODGERS

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